San Francisco, December 14, 2017
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today its first property in Indianapolis; an adaptive reuse of a historical downtown building. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2020.
The project will turn the notable Odd Fellows building into a 130-room hotel with a signature restaurant, more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space and the first ever rooftop bar in the city. The top-floor event space will feature expansive windows with views of downtown.
The hotel’s location, on the corner of Washington and Pennsylvania, is in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and a short walk to major sporting venues like Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse, as well as the Indiana Convention Center and a short ride to the Brickyard, home to the Indianapolis 500. It is central to key Indianapolis companies like Eli Lilly and Anthem Health Insurance.
“Opening a new hotel and restaurant in Indianapolis is an important milestone for us,” said Mike DeFrino, Chief Executive Officer at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “We’re excited to introduce our brand of heartfelt hospitality to a new group of guests. Adding to the adaptive reuse projects in our portfolio is a great way to showcase our way of honoring the character of a historic building while transforming it into a stylish new hotel and restaurant.”
The project is an adaptive reuse of the historic Odd Fellows Building, designed by famed architect Francis Costigan in 1908. It was the first high-rise building in Indianapolis and used primarily as office space in the 1900’s. Recent Kimpton adaptive reuse projects include the Gray Hotel in Chicago, the Schofield in Cleveland and the Cardinal in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
“We visited many Kimpton hotels and were very impressed with the brand experience. Their creative approach to hospitality is a great fit for our company, and the timing is right for the City of Indianapolis,” said Drew Loftus, the founder of Loftus Robinson. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Kimpton on such a prominent project. The boutique hotel, restaurant, and rooftop bar will breathe new life into a very deserving, historically-significant building.”
To maintain the building’s elegance and classic architecture most prevalent during the turn of the century, much of the property’s historic elements will be preserved. Kimpton Global Senior Vice President of Design and Creative Director Ave Bradley will spearhead the interior design and architecture.
About Loftus Robinson
Headquartered in the historic J.F. Wild Building downtown Indianapolis, Loftus Robinson is an innovative real estate development firm known for creating spaces defined by character, walkability, and sustainability. With an emphasis on adaptive reuse and urban infill projects, Loftus Robinson’s core mission is to develop unique properties where people want to live, work, and stay.
Loftus Robinson has been honored with local and regional awards including multiple Monumental Awards for architecture and interior design, presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.loftusrobinson.com.
About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the acknowledged industry pioneer that introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton operates more than 60 hotels and 70 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up and coming markets in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Time and again, Kimpton has demonstrated its commitment to creating spaces and experiences that are centered on its guests. From inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered. The Kimpton experience is always meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal.
Kimpton is highly regarded for its workplace culture and has been consistently recognized on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Empowered employees bring to life the heartfelt guest experience that has come to define Kimpton.
In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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